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Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho



Profile Summary
The European Corporate Finance Department is the Client Coverage and Origination team for European Corporate and Financial Institutions clients in EMEA, and is responsible for the client management of over 350 global names.

The ECFD Coverage Associate Team is the team giving in-depth business support to the six Industry Teams in ECFD Coverage. The team provides a highly flexible level of support across the business by undertaking a breadth and depth of activity encompassing client management, business development and marketing, deal origination and reporting. It is the perfect host team for our interns as it will enable them to work with, and be supported by, a cohort of multi-disciplined, highly trained, technically-gifted professionals.

Our interns will follow a structured programme of learning and development incorporating key technical skills, industry and client knowledge, product understanding, risk and conduct awareness and personal skills. This learning will be undertaken whilst also building knowledge and understanding of Mizuho, and the culture and behaviours that underpin the organisation.

Our interns will be:

  •  Proactively participating in client relationship management and origination, working closely with the portfolio Relationship Managers. Industries include Energy, Utilities, Consumer, Healthcare, Technology, Services, Financial Institutions, Transport and Industrials.
    •    Supporting client engagement and business management activities and assisting in the preparation of internal briefing papers and memos, client account plans, client relationship return models, high quality presentation materials and pitchbooks and financial analysis to support marketing activity and credit applications for new transactions.
    •    Assisting in the maintenance and input of client activity data and pipeline items into the client relationship management system, and using the system to prepare analysis and reports.
    •    Gaining a holistic understanding of ECFD’s business and services, including our credit & rating related functions and our Strategic Solutions Group.
    •    Developing a network across the organisation; building relationships that enhance knowledge and understanding.
    •    Communicating with confidence and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
    •    Demonstrating a desire to learn and gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding

The Internship programme is a 10 week programme starting in June 2024.  The aim is that successful interns will be offered a permanent position on the 2025 Mizuho Graduate Programme (commencing September 2025).

Candidates must be in their penultimate year of undergraduate study and be available to start full-time employment from September 2025 and have the permanent right to work in the UK.

To be successful at Mizuho, you must have a passion for financial services and identify with our values of winning spirit, inspiring trust and diversity of thought. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive 


Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management.

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial

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About Mizuho

This is not your typical financial institution. It’s our people who make us a cut above. Here, every person is respected because of their differences, not in spite of them. We pride ourselves on a culture of purpose, passion and compassion.

At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business. Our steady, strategic growth gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a boutique firm or an established giant could offer alone.

Working for Mizuho opens doors not just to a rewarding career with excellent prospects, but to lasting friendships with colleagues from diverse cultures. It’s the local expertise of our employees that makes our global network so powerful. By collaborating with colleagues and clients who have your same ambition, you can amplify your sphere of influence and base of knowledge as part of one of the largest—and growing—banks in the world.

We’re all global citizens, and that’s why our company feels compelled to make an impact through more than just drawing up deals. We prove that it’s possible to do well and do good. We do right by our clients, our community and each other.